Influenza: treating children with homeopathy

The autumn season has arrived bringing with it, in addition to temperature drops, also the first flu viruses, the peak of their spread will be reached in the winter months, between the end of December and the beginning of January. Children are among the subjects who tend to get sick more easily, especially in kindergarten or school, where contact with their peers exposes them more frequently to contagion. Influenza viruses are transmitted by air, through tiny drops of saliva emitted when coughing, sneezing, talking, but also through contact with the hands. It is therefore important to implement some simple but significant precautions, such as having the child wash his hands often and, in the absence of water, use sanitizing gels to clean the hands. It is important to propose a healthy and balanced diet, in which there is no lack of seasonal fruit and dried fruit, to drink water and hot drinks regularly, which guarantee a natural mucolytic effect. The relative humidity of the environments in which children stay or sleep should be between 40 and 60% to prevent dry mucous membranes and subsequent inflammation from predisposing to the penetration of viruses.

Homeopathic medicines can represent a valid help above all for the prevention but also for the treatment of the symptoms of flu, colds and para-flu syndromes that often affect the little ones. Let’s see when and how to act.

At the first symptoms

Between the first and the third day after the infection, the first symptoms begin to appear, such as a sense of severe exhaustion, joint pain, sore throat. Once these symptoms have been recognized, it is important to promptly give the child medicine, which is often able to prevent the disease from developing into the acute phase. It is possible to take one or half doses three times a day, at intervals of about 8 hours.

What to do during the acute phase

The flu usually occurs with sudden fever, chills, headache, malaise, body aches, dry cough. Later, a sore throat, cold, more intense cough, often abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting appear. Fever typically lasts 4-5 days, coughs and colds may persist longer.

The flu was also called the 3 L disease: bed, wool, milk to emphasize the importance of rest, staying warm and the benefit of hot drinks.

In case of high fever, widespread pain, cold, cough, sore throat and any complications in the upper respiratory tract or gastrointestinal tract.

It is important to keep children at home and to avoid resuming school or sports activities before a complete recovery, an adequate convalescence avoids the relapses that are frequent in this pathology when it is neglected.


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